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I Found It Funny That . . .

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Pete Incaviglia, May 4, 2009.

  1. Pete Incaviglia

    Pete Incaviglia Active Member

    . . . ABC showed the front page of the Denver Post during last night's playoff game between the Mavs and Nuggets.

    "Here's the front page of the local paper," said (I think) Mike Tirico, before they showed the spread.

    It just kills me how often a newspaper is used as a crutch on TV, the radio and in blogs.

    We're so irrelevant but it's the one thing that is ALWAYS used to justify or reinforce the importance or magnitude of an event.
  2. ServeItUp

    ServeItUp Active Member

    Funnier still that a Wood Paige Q&A with Pat Bowlen was on the aforementioned front. They did a pretty cool Nuggets-Mavs special section, though.

    To the topic, your point is taken. Didn't one of the late-night news shows (Nightline, or some similar) used to do a compilation/collage of front pages for the next day, copped from Newseum?
  3. renaldo

    renaldo New Member

    I'm convinced that each morning the local news stations read the Trib and Sun Times to decide what they're going to broadcast that day. Aside from some of the investigative TV news folks, there's no origination of content on the TV news. They just chase the tails of the metro papers.
  4. mediaguy

    mediaguy Well-Known Member

    Yeah, not quite the same thing to get a fan holding up I-Phone with main page of local internet-only media entity.
  5. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Morning Joe does this.
  6. deskslave

    deskslave Active Member

    Many of the British news shows do it as well, although I realize that's not an apples-to-apples comparison.
  7. SockPuppet

    SockPuppet Active Member

    If it wasn't for USA Today, there'd be a lot of dead air on morning drive time radio.
  8. Cape_Fear

    Cape_Fear Active Member

    Aaron Brown used to do it on his CNN show with tomorrow's front pages tonight.
  9. podunk press

    podunk press Active Member

    I interviewed a local disc jockey and sat in on his morning show.

    He grabbed every bit of his news report from newspapers or the Web sites of newspapers. No credits. No nothing.

    If we go down, we're taking the radio morning news updates down with us.
  10. pseudo

    pseudo Well-Known Member

    Love me some "Speed Bump":
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